Modern day young Christians are offered numerous ways to learn God's word. More often than not, the so-called religious teachers cast doubt on the truthfulness and authority of the Lord's word. When an individual finds salvation, it is easy to make him think that the Bible is God's word and that the scriptures are unquestionable. Naturally, this assumption makes a great deal of sense, as it was God's word that helped him in his hour of need and following the pathway of the Lord restored him. If Gods word was untrustworthy, then how else was he saved?
However, throughout the passage of our lifetime, we will meet many people who will readily challenge the word of God. Non-believers who teach in our schools and colleges will ridicule the book and preach alternatives in the quest to sound knowledgeable. We can expect such behavior from one, who is lost, but the believers among us should be on their guard, after all we have found the Lord and we have embraced his teachings.
Sadly, a percentage of young students who attend Christian schools and universities will fare little better. Some learned people who refer to themselves as bible teachers will endeavor to shake other people’s faith by stating that the original word of God means something quite different. The same teachers will insist that other phrases offer a better translation, in other words, they feel their word is God. However, in reality, such talk is foreign to the Apostles and other leading bible characters. They boldly proclaim that the word of God is good and confidently say "Thus said the Lord".
In Biblical times, there were simply "the Holy scriptures". They had not been translated at that time; the Bible was predominantly Hebrew and Greek, and the apostles took God at His Word. Psalm 12:6-7 clearly states that the Lord's words are perfect and pure in their entirety. It also tells us that His words will endure forever. This should be taken literally.
The times we live in are irrelevant to the truth of the Word of God. For as long as man has existed he has provided arguments to attempt to dispel the Word of God and discount its truths. Regarding this be encouraged! The Lord has promised to sustain us through His uncompromised Word! He is not a man that He should lie. He is fully able to do what he has promised, with ease. Not only does He preserve the words themselves, but also the purpose and message remain uncompromised.
The Holy Spirit, one person of the Trinity, is the Author of the Word. He stands behind it firmly, and He Himself will maintain it. Through it, we experience the life changing power it possesses, and the Word will, and does, bring lost sheep to Christ and eternal salvation on a daily basis. Let your heart find encouragement in Jeremiah 1:1, in which God firmly and clearly says: “I am watching to see that My Word is fulfilled." Just as He maintains your very life, He will maintain the words that cause your spirit to grow and flourish, making you daily more and more like His beloved Son.
If you are a believer in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior, you should be aware of the fact that, the Bible is the authoritative word of God revealed to men by the Holy Spirit. The purpose of that word is to help us know who God is and how we can live a life pleasing to him. Because the word is both true and infallible, we can put our faith in God alone. By regularly learning his word under the direction of the Holy Spirit, we can have confidence that God hears us when we offer our daily prayer to him. See Christian marriage.